Gah. I've had a bad few weeks, writing-wise. But I'm feeling inspiration creeping up again. Today is the first day in a week that I've had a chunk of free time, and I'm going to dive back into TOB. When I left off, I was working my way through a phase outline of Act II, so I'm going to spend an hour on that and see how far I get. I also just read The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass, author of my beloved Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, and I'm planning to slowly work my way through the exercises, since I think reading The Fire in Fiction has provided the spark to reignite (ha! spark! ignite! get it?) my love for Willa, Akenam, and the complicated world of my novel.
I'll report back later.